Monday, September 29, 2014

The White Shirt

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Shirt & Culottes- FabAlley, Denim Jacket- Mango, Shoes- River Island(asos), Necklace- FabAlley

Your style inevitably portrays your personality and moods. A White shirt resembles a clean slate to me. So whenever I am not in the mood to put my thinking cap on or when I am wearing a piece that needs some neutrality, a white shirt is what I tend to grab. Not only does it form the perfect base, it also adds a crispness to the look that a t-shirt can't. To make it casual & add a bit of that 90's edge, tie up the fronts into a knot.
So what are the things you need to keep in mind when you're out looking for that perfect white shirt? The fit. Depending on your style, pick between a well fitted one or a super casual lose fit. For me I have one of each. The fitted one works great with outfits like these & the other would be great for layering or with ripped skinny jeans. I am very particular about the details on the shirt. I prefer the buttons being a similar hue to give a streamline effect. You could even play around with different collar types. Go for a white shirt with a Chinese collar if you want a more feminine appeal. A cropped one would also make a great basic!

For this look, I paired it with these new culottes I got from FabAlley. If you've been living under a rock you're probably wondering what are Culottes? They are knee length trousers, cut with full legs to resemble a skirt! Even though these have been around for a year now, being a pear shaped woman sometimes restricts me when it comes to trying out certain trends. Whenever I tried culottes in the past, if they fit perfectly on my hips, they would be loose on my waist and if it fit my waist it was super fitted at the hips as well so I never ended up buying any! But I decided to try my luck one last time and it worked. These fit perfectly! I love the monochrome floral print which instantly adds a bohemian vibe to the look.
To add a pop of colour, I punctuated the look with hints of red. There is something about red lips, RayBan's and a denim jacket that can make anything look vintage. So I threw on this denim jacket to add that extra dimension & loved the way it turned out. The super cute Lanvin inspired Love necklace completed the look.

What do you guys think of culottes? If you do try this trend out don't forget to share photos on Instagram and tag me! 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Fancy Foot Forward

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Dress- Fancypants, Shoes- Forever21, Necklace worn as belt- Fancypants, Belt- Colaba, Sunglasses & Bag- Fancypants, On my lips- Mac Vegas Volt & Chambor Orange, Bracelet- Fancypants

The fashion world today is growing by leaps and bounds. Though there are a few who could still care less, the others can barely get over it even for a few hours! With the availability of accessories and apparel online, everyone across the world is now able to get their hands on what they like through these mediums. So when everyone has a similar thing how do you make sure to stand out? Innovative styling is the only answer. Karl Lagerfeld was quoted saying "Trendy is the last stage before Tacky", which I completely agree with. A lot of people tend to cross this thin line without even realizing. So it's very important to not only grow your wardrobe but also train your style senses to avoid the tacky situations.

When you're shopping online, it's very easy to get overwhelmed by the varied choices. That's why it's better to have a motive and then log on to your favourite websites. I know it's inevitable to get sidetracked but if you know what you want it would be harder to sway you. For me, I wanted a simple dress which I could wear to a beach or causal brunch but also fancy it up a bit if I wanted to shoot a blog post with it! The water colour print on this one immediately caught my attention. Initially I was a bit skeptical about the colour riot but I grew to love it! I adore pieces that flow so gracefully & have a scope of dreamy movement. This dress was super affordable just like all their other pieces and there are at least 5 ways that I can think of styling this. 

Now on to the styling. If I were to wear this dress to a beach, I would simply throw on a huge sun hat, the same sunglasses & a straw tote bag! But for this look, I added hints of gold to make it a bit more fancy. To cinch my waist, I added a simple gold belt and then to oomph it up a bit, I used a necklace & layered it along with the belt. Not only did it add some colour but it also attached a surprise factor to the look. I then threw on a layered gold bracelet & these super cool sunglasses! Because of my love for them, the people over at FancyPants named the sunglasses after me. I am absolutely addicted to these & haven't stopped wearing them since I got it! Check out my Instagram if you don't believe me! Lastly to balance the colour frenzy, I took aide from a pair of nude pumps.

What do you guys think of the look? Comment below and tell how you would style this dress & how you make sure to stand out in the crowd without being over the top!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Who moved my Phone?

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Dress- Chemistry, Necklaces- New Look & Accessorize, Shoes- Zara, Phone- Sony Xperia T3

Just like many of you, my life practically revolves around my phone. It's not because I intend to use it as a shield to avoid having any social conversations but because my work needs me to constantly be connected. Be it checking & responding to emails, interacting on social media or even snapping pictures for my instagram, it's all thanks to this one tool! So why not invest in a phone that is not only practical but stylish too? The new Sony Xperia T3 undoubtedly fits the bill.
It comes in three colours, White, Black & Purple but given my current obsession with white, my choice was pretty obvious. A pro of having a white phone is that it works wonderfully as a fashion accessory with any outfit. The simplicity of the design and it's sleekness makes it fit comfortably in the small pocket of your day bag as well as your night clutch! I love it's wide screen, which makes watching videos on YouTube or exploring Instagram profiles even more vivid & exciting. 

On this day, I was just headed to a fun meeting and while we were waiting we decided to click some of these pictures. I wanted to flaunt the new phone so I decided to create a sleek outfit around it. It's extremely important to put your best foot forward at meetings but I can never compromise on the comfort aspect. I dressed myself is this printed shift dress which I recently got from Chemistry. I loved the print on it which was very different from the usual shift dresses and the pastel colours played well with the phone. I decided to let the dress have it's moment and taking a cue from the Xperia T3, stuck to minimalism. By adding two layered silver & turquoise necklaces in similar hues I attempted to subtly elevate the look. When you're wearing a printed dress, make sure to add hints of solid colours through your accessories. So I chose a structured black bag to hold in all the essentials for the day, my monochrome zara sandals & my phone to appropriately finish the look. I love taking pictures when I visit fun places or if I like my outfit on a particular day and sharing it on Instagram! And the response always gives me the feeling that you guys like it too which makes me want to update as often as I can. For taking so many pictures, it essential to have a good phone camera! The Sony Xperia T3 has an 8 megapixel camera that never disappoints. But even a great picture needs so changes for Instagram. 

Many of you often ask me how I edit my pictures for Instagram, so I decided to give a little low down on the apps I use. I use Whitagram when I want to publish the entire picture & am not willing to crop it according to that standard square! It super easy to use & if you just want to download one app, this should be it! The other one I love is PicFx. I downloaded it almost 2 years ago because back then this was the only app that had the feature to add light leaks & light bokeh to your pictures but in addition it has some other super cool filters too. The next one is Instacollage for when I can't decided which one of the many selfies should be published! I also love making outfit post collages using this which lets me throw in a mix of close ups as well as wide shots. I also love Overgram & CrossProcess. If you do use any of these, don't forget to tag me in Instagram!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Also if you're looking at getting a stylish new phone which also works as a fashion accessory, do check out the new Sony Xperia T3 when you're at the mall next!

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